Melissa Harris-Perry and the difference between pundits and journalists

Political circles are still buzzing over the December incident on the Melissa Harris-Perry show where the MSNBC host and comedians joked about Mitt Romney’s family photo that included his adopted African-American grandson Kieran James.

It wasn’t long before the Tulane political science professor apologized for the remarks and it’s already noted that Mitt Romney accepted MHP’s apology.

Commentators and media alike nonetheless are feasting on the recent incident as if MHP insulted the integrity of the Romney family (or Kanye West’s family) long after the fact. Even the ever-popular conservative commentator Glenn Beck voices confusion for why MHP felt the need to apologize:

A screenshot of Melissa Harris-Perry by Tiff J, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.coffeerhetoric.com.
A screenshot of Melissa Harris-Perry by Tiff J, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.coffeerhetoric.com.

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nobles.headshotWilborn Nobles III is a 21-year-old print journalism senior from New Orleans. Follow him on TwitterFacebook, or  Google+.

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